I am a big proponent of time management. Effectively managing time is a skill that so many desire but so few have. When you are running 3 businesses, a football channel and pursuing a professional contract, you almost have no choice but to effectively manage your time. Without time management, it would be virtually impossible for me to get anything done.
I hear things like “There’s not enough time in the day,” or, “I don’t know where I will find the time,” and “I never have time for myself.” Time management is not some mythical secret. The only secret is that millions of people every day choose to deliberately ignore organization and goal setting. Anyone can efficiently manage their day if they can master these 2 components of time.
The large majority of the prominent athletes and business people we see in our world today have risen to success due to clear goal setting. If you have not decided exactly what you want, when you want it by, and why you want it, you have not clearly defined your goals. Setting clear goals down on paper is remarkably different than merely setting them in your head. If you are making little progress in football and are regularly failing on the pitch, you most likely have not organized your desires into clear goals. This can become extremely frustrating as you know what you want, but you have little understanding of how you are going to achieve it. If you can meticulously write down each step of your goal the maze of success will begin to unravel itself.
Once you have set your goals, you have to organize them. Breakdown each of your long and short term goals. Create realistic goals you think you can achieve each month, week, and day. When you know what you want to accomplish one year from now, you can easily break it down into monthly, weekly, and daily targets. Having your goals organized will let you know exactly what you need to do every day to achieve your dreams.
Everyday I have a list of tasks I need to accomplish in order to achieve my long and short term goals. The night before I will spend 10-15 minutes organizing all of my thoughts into text. Having organized and clearly defined goals will not only make you the master of time, it will also motivate other people to succeed with you.
Master Your Time.
Master Your Life.